The headwind Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency is facing seems to be getting stronger in Asia, as regulators in China, Korea, and India all expressed serious concerns about the stablecoin.
While business executives around the world are growing more certain that blockchain will be a game changer, a new survey also reveals that skepticism remains. According to Deloitte, it’s 2019 Global Blockchain Survey finds the technology is entering a new phase, in which the question is no longer, “Will blockchain work?” but, “How can we make blockchain work for us?”
Walmart China announced on June 25 that it has partnered with a local trade association, a beef producer, consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and blockchain firm VeChain to create the Walmart China Blockchain Traceability Platform.
The most promising aspects of digital assets—transactional speed and freedom, financial inclusion, and most of all anonymity—are antithetical to Chinese Communist values. And yet, in many respects, China has taken the lead on investing in this burgeoning technology.